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  1. #1
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    Sep 2011
    New York State


    I used to joke about being a hypochondriac. "Oh, ha, maybe I have this". I HATE myself for doing that, now. As soon as I started having panic attacks, I (like most people, I think) developed a fear of heart attacks... but now it's just developing into something so, so much worse. The SECOND I feel something slightly off with my body, I panic. I become completely consumed by the idea that I have some horrible disease. I can usually talk myself out of going to the doctor/hospital... but have definitely been there a few more times than a normal person would. Last week, I was positive that I had appendicitis, and spent two days sobbing in my room. Despite the fact that I have had my period regularly, I am constantly worried that I am pregnant. I just feel such fear all the time. I want to think about something other than being sick. And I want my fear of being sick to stop causing me to have panic attacks. This is an awful cycle, and awful way of thinking, and I just want to stop. I feel insane. I'm studying to become a psychologist... I'm supposed to help people like this, not be completely consumed by it, myself.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2011
    New Zealand
    I know what you mean and how you feel...your body goes into a fight and flight response evrytime the littlest thing happens you panic like you are 100 times more sensitive to everything then everyone else...I have exactly that I do feel as though I am going to die sometimes and it makes me feel like i am crazy

  3. #3
    i used to be the same about joking about hyperchondriac.. i never even really knew it was an "illness" if thats what you wanna call it, but now that i have been reading your post and others, i feel im the same.. i constantly worry about my health! and im always convinced its something SO much worse than it is.. not long ago i had this tingling sensation in my hand and my arm felt really weak, i panicked straight away and went to the doctors.. he didnt seem concerned about it, but got me to go get some tests done, then told me it could have been a blood clot which is serious, so of course i thought the worst and thought i had a blood clot and freaked out! then while that was happening i had to get blood tests because i kept getting bruises everywhere, which also ended up being nothing, but morel to the story is that i worried about every little symptom of something wrong with me :/
    how are you doing now anyway? would like to hear back from you

  4. #4
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    Apr 2012
    I've been to the ER dozens of times since the '80's.
    There is never really anything wrong with me.
    But everytime I end up going - it feels like there surely is something wrong with me.
    I feel like THIS time it's different.
    It has ruined my life.



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